Nigeria + 4 more

Nigeria Situation: UNHCR Regional Update No. 13 (4 - 17 July 2015)



  • The security situation in the northeast of Nigeria continues to deteriorate despite measures taken so far by the new administration. Insurgents have been attacking and killing with impunity, almost on a daily basis.

  • Over 10 civilians were killed by insurgents on 14-15 July in an attack on Gamgara, Niger near Bosso, on the Nigerian border. Following weeks of relative calm, attacks in the Diffa region have increased.

  • On the night of 12-13 July, insurgents carried out a double terrorist attack on a market in Fotokol, Cameroon on the Nigerian border. According to the authorities, at least 12 people were killed. This is the first terrorist attack on Cameroonian soil since the insurgency began.

  • Due to worsening security conditions on the Lake, Chadian authorities have requested that the humanitarian community expedite the relocation of refugees, IDPs, and returnees in Kaiga and Kindjiria and surrounding islands to the Dar Es Salam camp.